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KAW Travel grants for contact trips outside Europe for junior researchers

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
The travel contributions from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation are aimed at strengthening Lund University's collaboration with universities outside Europe.

What can the travel allowance be used for?

The travel contributions should be used for contact trips to existing and new partners outside Europe. The purpose of the trips shall be to discuss, develop and plan for educational and research cooperation of strategic importance for Lund University's internationalisation.

Who can apply for funds?

Employees at Lund University - primarily junior researchers with a PhD. The application is made individually. The selection gives priority to applicants who have not previously received the Wallenberg travel grant. We aim for an even distribution of grants between the faculties.

When can I apply for the travel allowance?

The new call for proposals is expected to be published in November or December, with the deadline for applications being 31 January the year after. Decisions on allocated funds will be submitted about four weeks after this date.

Call for proposals

When published, the call will be available here.


The application is made on a special application form. It will be available on this webpage when the call opens.

The deadline for applications will be 31 January. Decisions on allocated funds will be submitted about four weeks after this date.

In addition to the purpose, goals and expected results, the application must state how the trip contributes to the internationalisation at Lund University in accordance with the strategic plan.

Where do I send my application?

The application is emailed to External Relations (carina [dot] holmberg_pousette [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se). Mark the application with "Travel Grant Wallenberg".

When is the travel allowance paid?

The amount granted is recorded at the respective cost centre after receiving the travel report and disbursement request.

Travel report and disbursement request are to be sent to carina [dot] holmberg_pousette [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se

Previous decisions


Decision 2019 (PDF - 65 kB, new window)


Decision 2018 (PDF - 65 kB, new window)


Decision 2017:2 (PDF - 395 kB, new window)


Decision 2017:1 (PDF - 400 kB, new window)


Decision 2016 (PDF - 454 kB, new window)

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